Malaysia

  • RON95 and RON97 petrol up 3 sen, diesel up 5 sen

    10 hours ago

    RON95 and RON97 petrol up 3 sen, diesel up 5 sen

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The retail price of RON95 and RON97 petrol will go up by three sen per litre while that of diesel is up by five sen per litre for one-week period starting...

  • PTPTN achieves 75pc deposit target as of October, says CEO

    9 hours ago

    PTPTN achieves 75pc deposit target as of October, says CEO

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) achieved its 75 per cent deposit target with collection amounting to RM1.1 billion as of October...

  • PAS says not involved in forming new Perak government

    12 hours ago

    PAS says not involved in forming new Perak government

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Islamist party PAS said that it will not be involved in efforts to form a new Perak state government following the ousting of Bersatu’s Ahmad Faizal...

  • Putrajaya’s discrimination in citizenship laws causing Malaysians’ children to be stateless, advocacy group says

    12 hours ago

    Putrajaya’s discrimination in citizenship laws causing Malaysians’ children to be stateless, advocacy group says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Malaysia’s gender discrimination in its citizenship laws is one of the main reasons why children born to Malaysians end up being stateless or not a...

  • Sabah to centralise its RM200m swine husbandry industry, says state minister

    9 hours ago

    Sabah to centralise its RM200m swine husbandry industry, says state minister

    KOTA KINABALU, Dec 12 — The Sabah government is looking to streamlining its swine husbandry industry, worth around RM200 million annually, by centralising it only in one area,...

  • After vote against MB, Perak Pakatan tells Perikatan to relinquish control of state government

    15 hours ago

    After vote against MB, Perak Pakatan tells Perikatan to relinquish control of state government

    IPOH, Dec 4 — The Perak Perikatan Nasional (PN) should not remain the state government as the vote of confidence against its mentri besar showed it was “fragile,” said the...

  • Outgoing Perak MB pledges smooth handover after losing confidence vote

    16 hours ago

    Outgoing Perak MB pledges smooth handover after losing confidence vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said he will ensure a smooth transition of power to his successor after he lost a vote of confidence in...

  • CM: Melaka signs water supply agreement with Johor

    11 hours ago

    CM: Melaka signs water supply agreement with Johor

    MELAKA, Dec 4 — The Melaka state government has signed an agreement with the Johor state government on water supply for the state, yesterday. Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri...

  • To curb tobacco black market, address price gap between legal and illegal tobacco products, says NGO

    13 hours ago

    To curb tobacco black market, address price gap between legal and illegal tobacco products, says NGO

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Malaysia can learn from Australia’s mistake in tackling the tobacco black market by imposing higher excise duty on tobacco products, said an...

  • MABkargo’s infrastructure adequate to handle Covid-19 vaccine, says CEO

    12 hours ago

    MABkargo’s infrastructure adequate to handle Covid-19 vaccine, says CEO

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MABkargo) has adequate infrastructure to ensure the safe handling, transportation and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia...

  • Perak MB Ahmad Faizal Azumu loses vote of confidence

    17 hours ago

    Perak MB Ahmad Faizal Azumu loses vote of confidence

    IPOH, Dec 4 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has lost a motion of confidence vote that was tabled against him at the state legislative assembly this morning....

  • Abdul Rahman Ahmad is new Bernama editor-in-chief

    10 hours ago

    Abdul Rahman Ahmad is new Bernama editor-in-chief

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Bernama deputy editor-in-chief (News) Abdul Rahman Ahmad has been promoted to the editor-in-chief of the Malaysian National News Agency, effective December...

  • Malaysia one of 25 countries discriminating against mothers over children’s citizenship, civil groups say in debunking deputy minister’s national security claim

    14 hours ago

    Malaysia one of 25 countries discriminating against mothers over children’s citizenship, civil groups say in debunking deputy minister’s national security claim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Malaysia is one of only 25 countries in the world that discriminates against women by not giving them the equal rights of passing on their citizenship to...

  • Kelantan top cop warns public against using floods as an excuse to flout Covid-19 SOPs

    14 hours ago

    Kelantan top cop warns public against using floods as an excuse to flout Covid-19 SOPs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Members of the public have been warned against using current flood situation as an excuse for violating the stipulated standard operating procedures (SOPs)...

  • Thirty-nine nabbed in Puchong over forex investment scam

    14 hours ago

    Thirty-nine nabbed in Puchong over forex investment scam

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Police arrested 39 individuals for their alleged involvement in forex investment fraud cases, in a raid in Puchong last night. Serdang...

  • Ministry: 543 child marriages, including applications, in Malaysia from Jan-Sept 2020

    16 hours ago

    Ministry: 543 child marriages, including applications, in Malaysia from Jan-Sept 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — 543 child marriages, including applications, were recorded in Malaysia from the first nine months of this year, with Sarawak being the state with the...

  • Health Ministry source: MySejahtera covers 24.5 million users with up to 30,000 daily downloads despite misconceptions

    19 hours ago

    Health Ministry source: MySejahtera covers 24.5 million users with up to 30,000 daily downloads despite misconceptions

    GEORGE TOWN, Dec 4 — The MySejahtera app currently has about 24.5 million users with more people downloading the app daily despite allegedly false accusations that the...

  • 11 hours ago

    Bangladeshi worker killed by collapsed concrete pillar in Penang

    NIBONG TEBAL, Dec 4 — A Bangladeshi contract worker was killed and his Indonesian colleague was injured after a concrete pillar collapsed on them at a construction site of a...

  • Health Dept mobilises 144 teams to tackle floods in Terengganu

    11 hours ago

    Health Dept mobilises 144 teams to tackle floods in Terengganu

    KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 4 — The Terengganu Health Department has mobilised 144 teams comprising 672 personnel for flood-related duties in the state this year. State health...

  • Armed Forces Vet Affairs Dept: Warriors’ Fund Campaign collection period extended to March 2021

    11 hours ago

    Armed Forces Vet Affairs Dept: Warriors’ Fund Campaign collection period extended to March 2021

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The collection period for the 2020 Warriors’ Fund Campaign has been extended to March next year, said Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Affairs Department...

  • Jais: Congregational prayers allowed in Sarawak mosques, suraus starting today

    14 hours ago

    Jais: Congregational prayers allowed in Sarawak mosques, suraus starting today

    KUCHING, Dec 4 — The five daily congregational prayers are now allowed in mosques or suraus throughout the state effective today, said the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department...

  • Submission on Isa Samad's corruption case to be heard Dec 24

    15 hours ago

    Submission on Isa Samad's corruption case to be heard Dec 24

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Submission at the end of defence of former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad’s corruption case in connection with the purchase of Merdeka Palace...

  • Religious affairs minister: Decision on Covid-19 vaccination among Muslims next week

    16 hours ago

    Religious affairs minister: Decision on Covid-19 vaccination among Muslims next week

    PUTRAJAYA, Dec 4 — The outcome of the Special Muzakarah Committee Meeting on the use of the Covid-19 vaccine among Muslims in Malaysia is expected to be known...

  • Minister: UN’s reclassification of cannabis as less risky narcotic doesn’t change Malaysia’s position on drug

    16 hours ago

    Minister: UN’s reclassification of cannabis as less risky narcotic doesn’t change Malaysia’s position on drug

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ decision to drop cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the Single Convention on...

  • Man fined RM3,000 for verbally abusing, spitting at grocery store staff who reminded him about CMCO SOP

    16 hours ago

    Man fined RM3,000 for verbally abusing, spitting at grocery store staff who reminded him about CMCO SOP

    IPOH, Dec 4 — An unemployed man was fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today after being found guilty of humiliating a grocery store employee by uttering abusive words...

  • Postpone implementation of excise duties on duty-free cigarettes, says Langkawi Chinese Chamber of Commerce

    16 hours ago

    Postpone implementation of excise duties on duty-free cigarettes, says Langkawi Chinese Chamber of Commerce

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The Langkawi Chinese Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) has urged the government to postpone the implementation of excise duties on duty-free cigarettes until a...

  • Opposition submits motion to censure deputy minister for flipping middle finger in Parliament, offers 23 witnesses

    17 hours ago

    Opposition submits motion to censure deputy minister for flipping middle finger in Parliament, offers 23 witnesses

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Twenty-three federal lawmakers have submitted a motion to refer Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Willie Mongin to Parliament’s...

  • Report: Anwar likely to stay Opposition chief despite failure to prove ‘formidable’ majority

    18 hours ago

    Report: Anwar likely to stay Opposition chief despite failure to prove ‘formidable’ majority

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should remain the federal Opposition leader despite missing his self-imposed deadline to prove he had the support needed to oust...

  • AGC considering proposal to decriminalise attempted suicide in favour of medical treatment, studies underway

    18 hours ago

    AGC considering proposal to decriminalise attempted suicide in favour of medical treatment, studies underway

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) is mulling the idea of sending those who have attempted suicide to seek therapy at medical facilities, instead of...

  • Fifty-five evacuated in Raub as Pahang hit by floods

    20 hours ago

    Fifty-five evacuated in Raub as Pahang hit by floods

    RAUB, Dec 4 — Raub became the first district in Pahang to be hit by the monsoon floods this year, as 55 people from 19 families were evacuated to temporary relief centres...

  • With allies’ dissent over Budget 2021 vote, has the sun set on Anwar’s time as Opposition chief?

    23 hours ago

    With allies’ dissent over Budget 2021 vote, has the sun set on Anwar’s time as Opposition chief?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Open unhappiness within the Opposition over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s unexpected call to let Budget 2021 pass the policy stage indicated some may be...

  • Ministry seizes counterfeit eyewear, caps worth RM1.5m in Kuala Lumpur

    1 day ago

    Ministry seizes counterfeit eyewear, caps worth RM1.5m in Kuala Lumpur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) in Kuala Lumpur seized 36,722 units of counterfeit eyewear and caps of various brands...

  • Covid-19 screening for foreign workers: Socso urges clinics, hospitals to charge minimum service fee on employers

    1 day ago

    Covid-19 screening for foreign workers: Socso urges clinics, hospitals to charge minimum service fee on employers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has urged clinics and hospitals to charge a minimum service fee on employers who want to do a Covid-19 screening...